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The Resource The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh

The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh

Label
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
Title
The shearers
Title remainder
the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
Statement of responsibility
Evan McHugh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'For much of its history Australia has been described as riding on the sheep's back... but if the country rode on anyone's back, it was on the aching, creaking, flexing spines of Australian shearers.' Armed with their blades, a sense of adventure and a relentless work ethic, shearers have been a fundamental part of Australia's outback for centuries. From legendary figures such as blade shearing record-holder Jack Howe and fearless union man cum poet Julian Stuart, to today's young guns having to adapt to a rapidly changing industry, these rugged, resilient and proud characters have influenced the social landscape and folklore of the country. Shearers contributed to the formation of both the Labor and National parties, while Australia's national song, 'Waltzing Matilda', was written on a Queensland sheep station. Expert outback chronicler Evan McHugh -- author of bestselling titles such as The Drovers and Outback Heroes -- presents the definitive history of these men, bringing to life the toil, tumult and toughness of the shearing life, and the effect it has had on Australia's national character
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McHugh, Evan
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country life
  • Sheep shearers (Persons)
  • Sheep-shearing
  • Wool industry
  • Sheep-shearing
  • Sheep shearers (Persons)
  • Wool industry
  • Country life
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053969472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670078158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)899238408
Label
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053969472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670078158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)899238408

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